1808 - 1870 ~ Plymouth Holmes Academy
1871 - 1939 ~ Plymouth Normal School
1939 - 1963 ~ Plymouth Teachers College
1963 - 2003 ~ Plymouth State College
2003 - present ~ Plymouth State University
Short biographies of the presidents can be found at the President’s Page.
The Plymouth State Historical Images Collection includes images of Plymouth State buildings and campus scenes as far back as 1896.
The Campus Publications Collection includes a selection of periodicals published by the college from its days as Plymouth Normal School up through today. In most cases the full text of these periodicals is searchable. These publications contain a wealth of information on campus events, as well as student, faculty and alumni news.
An Unfinished Story is a “story” tour of the Plymouth State campus designed by students in the spring 2012 Public History course.
The Plymouth State University Buildings project contains photographs and short histories of many of PSU’s buildings and their namesakes, as well as a timeline of building construction and acquisitions at the school.
1924 Out of school life into life’s school
1925 Non nobis sed alus (Not for ourselves but for others)
1926 Non finis sed initium (Not the end but the beginning)
1927 Non sibi sed omnibus (Not for self but for all)
1928-1929 Know thyself
1930 Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)
1931 Vincit qui patitur (He conquers who endures)
1932 Potest qui posse putat (He can who thinks he can)
1933-1939 Vincit qui se vincit (He conquers who conquers himself)
1940-today Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)
The call number for yearbooks is LD4561.P925 C6 Oversize. The library has several copies of each year, and one copy is located in the circulating collection, on the Oversize shelves. There are also multiple copies in Special Collections, if you are unable to find the year you are looking for in the circulating collection.
Please also visit The Plymouth Yearbooks Collection for a growing selection of online volumes. This collection contains yearbooks from the Plymouth Normal School era to the present. This collection is an ongoing project dedicated to making the PSU yearbooks accessible to PSU affiliates and the public. Years are being added gradually, but not chronologically, so check back periodically to see if your year has been digitized.
The current yearbook title, The Conning Tower, first appeared with the publication of the 1928 yearbook.